Thailand VS Malaysia World Cup LIVE Football Score 15 June 2021
Seven matches done and only one more remaining for Malaysia in the joint World Cup and Asian Cup qualifier with a lot still to play for in this final Group G match against Thailand with both teams tied on nine points and chasing that direct spot into the group stage of the third round of the Asian Cup qualification campaign.
Neither Tan Cheng Hoe nor Akira Nishino will want to lose this game and go into the play-off match to determine if they reach the next stage of the Asian Cup qualifiers but as well there is some pride to be redeemed after both coaches suffered in the previous two matches of this group stage resumption. Here’s all you need to know about this match-up between the 106th FIFA ranked War Elephants against the 153rd FIFA ranked Harimau Malaya.
The War Elephants have not won in their last seven matches, dating back to October 2019; they have not been short of goals in that time, netting once a game on average, but have conceded at a rate of two goals per game.
A 3-1 defeat to the United Arab Emirates last Monday firmly ended their hopes of reaching the next stage of qualifying as it left them third in the table; all group winners automatically progress along with the four best runners-up.
Despite their disappointment, manager Akira Nishino praised his players for “giving their all”, and they will be keen to defeat their neighbours and end the group on a high.
Malaysia’s own hopes of reaching the third round of qualifying were dashed on Friday as they lost 2-1 to Vietnam on the same night that the second-place UAE thrashed Indonesia 5-0.
It left Tan Cheng Hoe’s side in fourth place and behind Thailand only on goal difference, meaning it is all to play for on Tuesday.